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  • Bio Cabin Case Study

    Site background: As a result of a previously successful planning application on one of their other farms, The Hampton Estate management team agreed that biomass was the preferred fuel for this new project. The project was to build new housing including the conversion of an existing barn on the estate. Description of problem before installation: New heating system to ...


    By Ashwell Biomass Ltd

  • Evaluating photo-degradation of COD and TOC in petroleum refinery wastewater by using TiO2/ZnO photo-catalyst

    The aim of this study is to investigate the performance of combined solar photo-catalyst of titanium oxide/zinc oxide (TiO2/ZnO) with aeration processes to treat petroleum wastewater. Central composite design with response surface methodology was used to evaluate the relationships between operating variables for TiO2 dosage, ZnO dosage, air flow, pH, and reaction time to identify the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Study - Remedial Investigation - Former Vickers Refinery, Potwin, Kansas

    MWH carried out this comprehensive investigation in order to characterize soil, geology, surface water, and groundwater and identify possible source areas and potential contaminant migration pathways. Additionally, this investigation evaluated hydraulic pathways and the interaction between aquifers, evaluate the performance of the recovery wells, and evaluate groundwater and surface water ...


    By EI LLC

  • Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the application of the EU ETS Directive The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments that has been implemented in the European Union (EU) to achieve its objectives of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a cost-effective manner. The EU ETS covers certain activities that emit carbon dioxide ...

  • Case study - Reactor vent emission control

    OVERVIEW Many chemical and petroleum companies use batch reactors to make their products.  These reactors typically have vents which are opened and closed during emptying, filling, mixing, heating or cooling and other steps of the production process.  The gases coming from these vents must be controlled under most government regulations.  Generally speaking, the ...

  • BioStryke ERDEnhanced pilot study Saudi Arabian Refinery cVOC source area Bioremediation On-Site Evaluation – additive evaluation case study

    Pilot Study Evaluation Project Highlights PRS Based 6-month Pilot Study Evaluation, under actual Site biogeochemistry. >96% Decrease of Chlorinated Alkane Compounds. ERDEHANCED proven Green and sustainable, minimizing environmental impact - costs. ERDENHANCED cost-effective site compliance eliminating long-term Site operations and maintenance needs ...

  • A look at some contaminants regulated in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates just over 90 contaminants in public drinking water systems. They include manmade chemicals as well as naturally occurring contaminants from rocks and soil. A look at some of the contaminants that fall under federal or state regulations: ARSENIC: Enters drinking water through eroding natural deposits in the ground or mining and other ...


    By Associated Press

  • Electro-hydraulic actuators deliver improved safety at India’s tank farms

    Following an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, an extensive review of safety measures recommended by the MB Lal Committee has resulted in the introduction of failsafe actuators for critical tank farm applications. These valves, known as ROSOV (Remote Operated Shut-off Valves), now provide tank overfill protection at the majority of storage facilities owned by the Indian oil industry. ...


    By Rotork

  • Well-to-Wheels Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Canadian Oil Sands

    Are greenhouse gas emissions from Canada’s oil sands higher than those from conventional oil? Apparently yes, according to a new study funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy. It says oil from Canada’s oil sands produce greenhouse-gas emissions that average 20% more than from oil from conventional U.S. crude. The study ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Case study - Bi-On Carb OX: Odor treatment in WWTPs. Case study SIMTEJO (Portugal)

    Avoiding problems associated with foul odors in and around collectors and waste water treatment plants is today one of the major focus points to avoid possible issues related to worker safety, as well as minimizing negative social discomforts caused by the foul odors. The main sources that generate foul odors in WWTPs occur at stages of anaerobiosis, where the lack of oxygen favours the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Application of the EU Emissions Trading Directive

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the ETS The European Union (EU) emissions trading system (ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments implemented in the EU to achieve its emission reductions objectives in a cost‑effective manner. The EU Emissions Trading Directive (EU, 2003, referred to hereafter as the 'EU ETS Directive'), and in particular Article 21 ...

  • Oil refinery experience with the assessment of refinery effluents and receiving waters using biologically‐based methods

    The trend in discharges of petroleum‐related substances from refineries in Europe shows a consistent picture of declining emissions, since first measured in 1969. This decline coincides with enhanced internal capture or recycling procedures and increasing use of physical and biological treatments. At the same time, and partly in response to legislative drivers, there has been an increase in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Assessment of the impact of an unconfined vapour cloud explosion at a major hazard facility in Melbourne close to a large proposed housing development

    An increasing problem in Australia is the encroachment of residential areas into former industrial zones near to operational Major Hazard Facilities (MHFs). The consequences of scenarios such as unexpected UVCE or Unconfined Vapour Cloud Deflagration (UVCD) events can be catastrophic with significant loss of life and extensive property damage. They follow from the formation of clouds of gases and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Texas Superfund Case Study

    The site is a former refinery that occupied approximately 64 acres of land in West Texas. Refinery operations produced all grades of gasoline, tractor fuels, diesel, distillate products, and fuel oils and operated between 1939 and 1954. As a result of past waste management practices, releases to soils and ultimately ground water occurred, resulting in the formation of a dissolved-phase benzene ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Removal of sulfur compounds from petroleum refinery wastewater through adsorption on modified activated carbon

    The adsorption of sulfur compounds from petroleum refinery wastewater on a chemically modified activated carbon (MAC) was investigated. The modification technique (nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide and thermal modification) enhanced the removal capacity of carbon and therefore decreases cost-effective removal of sulfide from refinery wastewater. Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics data were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oil refinery vapour gas case study

    1.0 Evaluation of Refinery Gases Various refinery gases are generated in the process of oil refining. These vary, depending upon the type of crude oil being distilled, such as Reduced Crude distillation, or Naphtha cracker. For the purposes of this case study the description and range of refinery gases are those gases produced from refining Crude Oil and Reduced Crude only. Crude ...

  • Risk Assessment: Refinery MACT 1 and 2

    Section 112(f)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the U.S. EPA to determine for source categories subject to Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards whether the emission standards provide an ample margin of safety to protect public health.  This assessment is carried out by the U.S. EPA in a two-step ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Turning Carbon Emissions Into A Revenue Stream

    On the heels of the EPA’s new carbon rules proposed by President Obama on June 2, I wanted to take a closer look at a potential disruptive technological breakthrough: taking CO2 waste streams and turning them into saleable, value-added feedstocks. Certainly, the deployment of renewables, energy efficiency, smart grid, and energy storage technologies offer some of the most cost-effective ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Why did GHG emissions decrease in the EU in 2012?

    Total GHG emissions (excluding LULUCF) in the EU decreased again in 2012, reaching its lowest level since 1990. This continued the trend of emission reductions, which started in 2004. In line with EEA predictions last year2 GHG emissions between 2011 and 2012 decreased by 1.3 % in the EU28 and by 0.8 % in the EU-15. Figure 1 shows total greenhouse gas emissions in the period 1990–2012, both ...

  • Remediation of refinery waste, oil sludge from lagoons and contaminated soils - case study

    The first VacuDry plant installed at a refinery is designed to treat waste which has accumulated over the last decades, as well as waste that will be generated inside the refinery in the future. The semi-mobile system has a capacity of 1.5 to 2 tons per hour. The plant is designed for maximum flexibility and can treat different types of refinery wastes ranging from dry soil to wet centrifuge ...


    By econ industries GmbH

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